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Flooding and Damaging Wind Were Most Destructive Natural Hazards in 2016

Annual summary from CoreLogic details 2016 natural hazard events

Tom Jeffery    |    Natural Hazard Risk

Annual Frequency of Billion Dollar Hazard Events in US 1985 - 2015

Download the 2016 Natural Hazard Risk Summary & Analysis.

CoreLogic® analyzes and evaluates the number and severity of natural hazard events that occurred across the U.S....

Earthquake Risk: Spotlight on Canada

What Is ‘The Big One’?

Maiclaire Bolton    |    Natural Hazard Risk

Map of Earthquakes with Magnitude >3 or Near Canada

When assessing earthquake risk in Canada, many commonly refer to ‘The Big One’ that will eventually strike British Columbia (B.C.). But what exactly is ‘The Big One’? Understanding the various earthquakes that can occur, the unique hazards they pose, and the probability, all help to define ‘The Big One’. But it’s not just...

Hurricane Matthew Clocks Top Wind Speed for 2016 at 101 MPH

Annual CoreLogic Windy City Index Names Nashville, TN Windiest City

Curtis McDonald    |    Natural Hazard Risk

Hurricane Matthew Top Wind Speeds

Wind events, whether part of a major hurricane or a smaller storm, can cause significant damage for both businesses and homeowners, and as such, CoreLogic publishes its Windy City Index, an annual analysis of top wind speeds and wind-related events to review this natural hazard. According to the 2016 CoreLogic Windy City Index[1],...

Earthquake Risk: Spotlight on the Pacific Northwest

The Triple Threat of the Cascadia Subduction Zone

Maiclaire Bolton    |    Natural Hazard Risk

3 types of earthquakes associated

It was a cold, dark, wintery night in 1700 when the ground shook violently for several minutes during one of the largest earthquakes the world has ever experienced. This massive magnitude 9.0 earthquake ruptured the full length of the Cascadia subduction zone – a 1,000-kilometer (600-mile) long off-shore fault paralleling the west coast of North America, extending from mid-Vancouver...

Earthquake Risk: Spotlight on New Zealand

The Shaky Isles

Maiclaire Bolton    |    Natural Hazard Risk

Tectonic Setting of NZ

Over the past five years, one of the countries to lead headline news with earthquake events has been New Zealand. Most recently, on November 14, 2016 (local time in New Zealand, November 13, GMT) a large megathrust earthquake struck off the east coast of the South Island along the southern end of the Hikurangi subduction zone, just north of the city of Christchurch. According to New...

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